Text widgets are useful for adding labels and non-numerical information to a dashboard. In addition to displaying a simple plain text message, they're also flexible enough to accept a range of HTML tags, opening up the possibility of adding lists, tables and even clickable links to your dashboard.
Setting up a text widget
Start by clicking Add widget within your dashboard.
You'll then be given the option to add up to four 'messages' which can be set to Text, Alert or Info. Alert and Info messages add a small icon to highlight a message.
Adding more than one message to a text widget will make the widget cycle through several messages, up to a maximum of 4 messages.
Using text widgets as dashboard headings
You can add simple, clear headings to groups of widgets, or your dashboard as a whole. Headings have a larger font size than widget titles, and are useful for adding extra context to your metrics that can be seen from a distance.
Adding HTML to your text widgets
Custom Text widgets and Text widgets can contain a number of HTML tags and attributes that allow you to style the widget as you want.
Allowable tags for text widgets
Allowable attributes for text widgets
Adding hyperlinks within a text widget
You can use the
<a> tag to create a clickable link within a Text widget to another dashboard or any other website.
To create a link that opens in a new tab, use this:
<a href="http://www.google.com" target="_blank">Google</a>
To create a link that opens in the same tab, use this:
<a href="http://www.google.com" target="_parent">Google</a>